GOP lawmakers look to limit car accident claims in Louisiana

Local
178864435

Car Insurance forms

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican lawmakers are advancing measures that would limit damage claims against businesses in car wreck lawsuits.

They are pushing ahead with the pre-coronavirus priority as Democrats argue the debate is inappropriate amid a pandemic. The proposals would change the rules for accessing the courts and suing over injuries.

A House committee voted 11-5 Tuesday to send one bill to the full House for debate. A Senate committee backed a similar measure in a 4-3 vote.

Supporters say Louisiana’s legal climate encourages people to sue, driving up car insurance costs. Opponents say the changes aren’t proven to lower rates and could keep people from receiving adequate compensation for injuries. 

Popular

Latest News

More News